Sheep news around the UK

1 June 2020



Impact of dry weather felt on Welsh livestock farms

29 May 2020

Dry weather impacting grass growth

Rapid worm spike expected after prolonged dry weather

29 May 2020

Farmers are urged not to be complacent

Police warn public after ewe chokes to death on fruit

28 May 2020

Visitors reminded not to feed livestock

Sheep farmers asked to share experiences of predator attacks

28 May 2020

New survey launched after increase in cases

Criminals steal 120 sheep from farm in Cornwall

27 May 2020

Another rustling incident hits the county

UK sheep meat exports plummet as imports rise

22 May 2020

Sheep meat exports fell by 40% in March

Video: Robotic dog helps farmers herd sheep in New Zealand

22 May 2020

'Spot' the robodog helps Kiwi sheep herders

First 'fat tailed' Damara lambs born in Wales

21 May 2020

The sheep is native to Africa and Middle East

Coronavirus: UK sheep meat production takes sharp decline

18 May 2020

Covid-19 crisis has impacted UK sheep sector

Virtual supply chain aims to boost meat quality and supply

15 May 2020

New livestock app interprets animal data

Average shelf-life of PGI Welsh Lamb lengthens

15 May 2020

Improving shelf life an 'important strategic aim'

Aberdeenshire ram named most valuable breeding sire in UK

14 May 2020

Aberdeenshire tup is top of the flock

Farmers told to be vigilant for fluke despite Covid-19

13 May 2020

Liver fluke is carrying on 'as normal'

New survey aims to improve flock health in European sheep

13 May 2020

Farmers urged to share challenges and needs

Dramatic images show moment firefighters save 40 sheep

12 May 2020

Blaze threatened the lives of sheep

Thieves steal over 50 sheep from remote Argyll farm

11 May 2020

Theft could have taken place in October 2019

Breeders aim to boost dwindling Longwool sheep breeds

7 May 2020

Native breeds now in 'very low numbers'

Coronavirus: Drop in wool demand to 'severely impact' prices

6 May 2020

British Wool warns of bumpy road ahead

30 sheep stolen in latest rustling incident plaguing farms

6 May 2020

Thieves targeted a Staffordshire farm

'Valuable opportunity': Sheep farmers look to US to boost exports

5 May 2020

US negotiations 'offer new routes' for UK lamb

Urgent appeal after men kill lamb with air rifle

5 May 2020

'Three or four men' shot ewe and lamb

Police seize four dogs linked to sheep worrying

4 May 2020

Dogs seized in Warwickshire by officers

Father and son appeal to public after 120 sheep stolen

4 May 2020

Welsh farmers speak of devastation

Promising initial results from Welsh Hill Ram Scheme

1 May 2020

Scheme's results are 'very exciting'

Data-driven approach keeps Welsh sheep farmer profitable

30 April 2020

Farmer sees benefits of data-driven approach

Sheep ferried to rich grazing islands in 200-year tradition

28 April 2020

150 sheep transported by barge in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: NI livestock marts to reopen on 'gradual basis'

24 April 2020

Farmers have welcomed the decision

Coronavirus: New work safety checklist created for shearers

21 April 2020

New shearing checklist made for Covid-19 crisis

Ten sheep killed in suspected worrying incident

20 April 2020

Dog owners warned to be responsible

NI farmers call for action to tackle drop in beef prices

15 April 2020

Action needed 'before its too late'